SSN: 1980s - Part 1
Song Sung New. Uncovering Cover Versions.September 05, 2021x
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SSN: 1980s - Part 1

Everybody's got to learn some time that girls just wanna have fun.

Who recorded the original version of Video Killed The Radio Star? What famed 80s producer was in The Buggles? Which song did Richard Thompson say was the "only decent song released in the 80s"? Join Stevie Nix as he answers all of these questions and more on this episode that looks at songs released in the first half of the 1980s and, more importantly, their covers. WARNING: This episode contains traces of Phil Collins.

Featured songs [in chronological order]:

Video Killed The Radio Star [Matmatah ft Beverly Jo Scott]
Hells Bells [Driving Mrs Satan]
Love Will Tear Us Apart [Mary Coughlan]
Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime [Beck]
Bette Davis Eyes [Sexton Blake]
In The Air Tonight [Barenaked Ladies]
Sexual Healing [Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals]
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun [Dan Davidson]
Like A Virgin [Caught A Ghost]
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go [Sue Ellen]
Dancing In The Dark [Passenger & Deborah Conway]
I'm On Fire [Bat For Lashes]
Born In The USA [Bruce Springsteen - Broadway version]
Blue Jean [Papercranes]
Take On Me [A-Ha - Unplugged version]
When Doves Cry [Local H]
Take Me With U [Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings]
Thriller [Imogen Heap]
Dancing In The Dark [Audra Mae]

Curated Spotify Playlists:
20 Songs That Have The 1980s Covered #2
20 Songs That Aren't Captain Obvious #2

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